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Your puppy deserves the best, so look to our experts to learn everything you need to know about puppy training, nutrition, health, behavior and more. Following our experts’ tips will help you ensure your new pup lives his best life.

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This is an exciting time. And… there is going to be a period of adjustment. The following tips will lay the foundation for a long, happy life together and make the transition as easy as possible.
Good nutrition is especially important for puppies. Here are some of the most important things to consider when you’re choosing a puppy food.
Puppy behavior and their energy levels change with time. Here are the stages.

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When it comes to training: start early, keep calm, be consistent, stay positive, and repeat.
Puppies run hotter than we humans do. It’s just a matter of degrees...
Wondering what to feed a puppy? Here's the rule: puppies need puppy food.
Short answer: Usually in about ten days to two weeks.
Biting or nipping is normal behavior for your puppy. You have to establish boundaries early, though, or you’re in for bigger ouches later.
Puppies aren’t born knowing how to respond to a leash. Teach them how with these tips.
Short answer: Yes. Now let’s shed further light on puppy shedding.
The short answer: Parvo in puppies is very serious. It’s a deadly disease that is easily preventable. Parvo strikes young puppies who’ve not been vaccinated. Key point: get parvo shots for your puppy. Now.
Jumping on people can be bothersome, embarrassing and, at times, even dangerous. Like many inappropriate behaviors, jumping up can be corrected. The sooner, the better.
Exercise and play with your puppy can lead to a happy, healthy life together. Whether your puppy is a big Great Dane or a teeny-tiny Yorkshire Terrier, he needs exercise every day.
Because a puppy is, well, a puppy—their immune system is still developing, and they chew and swallow all kinds of stuff—it’s easy to upset their tummy. Don’t let this give YOU a bellyache, too.
Swimming doesn’t come naturally to a puppy. He needs your help or he could quickly get in over his head.